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30th Lambda Literary Award Winners

By Charlotte Robinson, June 05, 2018
Lambda Literary the nation's leading organization advancing LGBTQ literature announced the winners of the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the "Lammys"). Comedian Kate Clinton hosted the ceremony at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City where attendees, sponsors & celebrities celebrated thirty years of groundbreaking LGBTQ literature. Roxane Gay & Edmund White were honored with Lambda's Trustee & Visionary Awards. Rick Whitaker introduced Edmund White with a tribute composed entirely from sentences found in Mr. White's books. Accepting the Visionary Award, White stated, "Contained in the word novel is novelty & lesbian & gay writers have been lucky to write about this new world." Later, Rebecca Solnit introduced Roxane Gay, who won the Trustee Award. Solnit stated, "The word encourage literally means to instill courage & Roxane's work is marked by both courage & encouragement." During her acceptance speech, Gay stated "As a woman, as a black woman, as a queer woman, writing has offered me salvation & sanctuary. I want queer writers to create the work that they want to put into the world, regardless if all of the work does or does not meet the expectations of those who read it." The Lammys brought out the stars from the worlds of film, television, theatre, journalism & literature. Presenters this year included Alison Bechdel (MacArthur Fellow & award-winning author of Fun Home); Rebecca Solnit (award winning author & contributing editor at Harper's Magazine); actor Taylor Trensch (actor, Dear Evan Hansenon Broadway); Pamela Sneed (award winning poet); Kate Bornstein (iconic trans activist and writer) & more.
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